German ePrix Venue still Undecided

Norisring could play host to the German ePrix round of the FIA Formula E Championship, in place of the Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

The German Government has used two of the airport’s hangars to house refugees over the last few months which could stop the airport from playing host to the ePrix in the second season when the series arrives in Germany, next May.

It is believed that around 800 people whom have fled their countries due to conflict are being housed at Tempelhof Airport and that more than 1200 could eventually be accommodated at the location.

I am actively looking for other venues, my team is looking in Germany,Alejandro Agag, Formula E SEO, told Autosport.

The Norisring would be pretty cool. It’s a proper racing place, it brings a lot of heritage. We are motorsport fanatics here, and we know the value of heritage and history.

It’s an option but Berlin is an option, and Munich is an option also. We have different conversations currently ongoing at the moment.

The event in Germany is set to take place in just five months’ time so a decision on the venue which will hold the ePrix would ideally be made soon. However, last season’s Moscow ePrix was held successfully despite being confirmed four months beforehand.

We have all the walls and fences from Berlin, so if we have a race in Munich or Berlin we at least have all the hardware,” he continued to tell Autosport.

Germany is extremely important. We have partners from there and we have teams from Germany but also the German motor industry is so important and environmentally it’s very advanced, so it’s a key market.

The next round of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship will take place in a weeks’ time at the Punta del Este ePrix.